from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The okra or bandakai, Abelmoschus esculentus.


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  • He could not understand why he should not call him a _gobbo_, if he was a _gobbo_; and in spite of all I could do, he would often open the door and say, "_Signore, quel gobbo desidera farle una visita_," (that hunchback wishes to make you a visit,) when "_quel gobbo_" was right on his heels.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

  • The cardo gobbo hunchbacked thistle is a perfect example.

    Where Health Springs Eternal

  • This time of year, you can find dishes with cardo gobbo served in a lot of local restaurants.

    Where Health Springs Eternal

  • A gobbo in vernacular Italian also implies treacherous and sly.

    Italian Politics

  • I well remember the extreme difficulty I once had in breaking an Italian servant of the habit of announcing an acquaintance, whose foreign name he could not pronounce, and who had the misfortune to be humpbacked, as "_quel gobbo_" (that hunchback).

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

  • S. Anastasia, the Dominican church (1261), is Gothic; the sculptures of the great door represent scenes from the life of St. Peter Martyr; inside is the gobbo (hunchback), bearing the holy-water font, also pictures by Niccolo Giolfino, Giunesello da Folgaria

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • La banda del gobbo 1977 - Umberto Lenzi [Divx Ita Mp3] [TNTVillage. org] by Duracell72


  • First up was Uovo affogato su cardo gobbo di Nizza, fonduta di Raschera d’alpeggio e tartufo bianco d’Alba: presented under a cover and already topped with the shaved truffle making the release of the dish’s aroma at the table more dramatic is a poached hen’s egg resting on thick slices of local cardoons, in a fonduta of the sharp local cheese Raschera.

    Antica Corona Reale da Renzo, 273 embryoillian stars

  • Uditore in un corridoio, circondato da una scorta armata, fra cui un gobbo anch'egli armato, che e la sua guardia fedele. "


  • No sense of irony is needed to appreciate the name Malfatto (male ` badly, 'fatto ` made, put together'), however, or the names Gobbi (gobbo ` hunchback '), Porcelli (` piglets'), Boccioni (bocca

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 2


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